| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn.
The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The era of scheduling an appointment and waiting for your doctor or physical therapist to explain your vital signs is coming to an end. "I call it wireless medicine," says cardiologist Eric J. Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Healthcare providers voiced heavy support Thursday for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration plan to declare trans fats an unsafe food additive.
"This is long overdue," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a dietitian and wellness expert at the Cleveland Clinic in...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:49 PM
One of John Fox's favorite sayings is "Next man up."
Whenever a starter goes out, his replacement needs to step right in and keep things rolling.
This time, that next man up is defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who's in charge of the Denver...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:35 PM
People use wireless technology to communicate, game and entertain. USC's Center for Body Computing asks why not use that same tech to get fit or manage a health condition? At the center's annual conference, innovators presented ways in which health...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:55 PM
"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" is a moving bit of mischief and mayhem that will break your heart, give you hope, make you laugh, possibly cry.
Set in the Brooklyn projects a few years after the economic slide of 2008, it follows the saga of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:43 AM
A wire the width of a hair. A balloon just a few millimeters wide. A needle measuring 11 centimeters exactly.
These were the tools that a team of doctors in Los Angeles used to open up a narrow aortic valve in the heart of a 25-week-old fetus still...
| Sep 26, 2013
Re "Full access to a medical specialist? It'll cost you," Column, Sept. 24
David Lazarus misses the target. The medical marketplace is not about having the right mix of Corollas, Cadillacs or Bentleys. The concierge movement in medicine — in which...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:44 PM
So-called concierge medicine — doctors asking their patients to pay an extra fee just to remain under their care — has been around for a while.
It's an offensive idea, but I get it, especially when it comes to family practitioners who look...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
An intense nationwide push to speed hospital treatment for heart attack patients has been a success, cutting by 20% the average time people waited before getting their clogged arteries opened between 2005 and 2009.
But in a twist cardiologists called...